The College of Arts and Architecture

Our Graduate Choral Alumni

Melody Gifford, MM 2016

BME 1998, University of Northern Colorado

Choral Director, Dalian American International School

Dalian, China

Nathan Glocke, MM 2016

BME 2010, Penn State

Choral Director and General Music Teacher

State College, PA

David Hood, MM 2013

PhD 1994 (History), University of Adelaide (Australia)

BA 1983, University of Adelaide

DMA choral conducting, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (student)

Sydney, Australia

Christopher Tow, MM 2013

BS 2011, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Regional Planner, Google Inc.

Omaha, NE

Boyoung Kang, MM 2012

BM 2003, Sookmyung Women’s University (Korea)

DMA choral conducting 2018, University of Texas

Director of Choral Activities, Bluffton College

Bluffton, OH

Kimberly Kraft McLemore, MM 2011

BS 2009, University of Tennessee-Martin

Manager of Accelerando Program, Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Nashville, TN

Matthew Travis, MM and certification 2009

BM 2006, University of Michigan

DMA choral conducting 2017, University of Connecticut

Music Director, Centre Stage Choirs and Theatre

Midland, MI

G. Scott Barton, MM 2008

BS 2003, Penn State

Choral Director, Moreau Catholic HS

Hayward, CA

Eric Brinser, MM 2007

BS 1998, Penn State

Choral Director, Bellefonte HS

Bellefonte, PA

Matthew Swope, MM (voice) and certification 2007

BA 2004, Penn State

Choral Director, Winter Park HS

Winter Park, FL

James F. Kelley, MM 2006

BM 2000, Belmont University (TN)

PhD 2015, University of Washington 

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Denton, TX

Matthew Russell, MM 2005

BS 2001, Penn State

DMA 2013, The Ohio State University

Assistant Professor, Norfolk State University 

Norfolk, VA

Timothy Eck, MM 2004

BS 1990, Lebanon Valley College (PA)

Worship Arts Coordinator, Choir Conductor

Faith United Methodist Church

North Canton, OH

Philip Torbert, MM 2004

BA 2000, Penn State

Instructor, Penn State

University Park, PA

Emery Dewitt, MM 2004

BM 1978, Mississippi College

Minister of Music, Lancaster Church of the Brethren

Conductor, Musical Associates

Lancaster, PA

Anthony Leach, PhD 1996

BS 1973, Lebanon Valley College (PA)

MM 1982, Penn State

Professor, Music Education, Penn State

University Park, PA

Donald Hall, MM 1996

BS 1986, Bob Jones University (SC)

Music Department Chair, Beth Eden Baptist School

Wheat Ridge, CO

Fred Hooper, M.Ed. 1994

BA 1973, Susquehanna University (PA)

Director of Music, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Camp Hill, PA

Robert Long, MM 1990

BM 1983, Susquehanna University (PA)

DMA choral conducting, Catholic University

Founder and Music Director, Academy of Sacred Music, Seraphim

New York, NY

Laurel Carter Whisler, MA 1992

BA 1989, Earlham College (IN)

MLS, Indiana University

Academic Success Center, Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Philip Silvey, MM 1990

BM 1987, Houghton College (NY)

PhD-music education, University of Illinois

Assistant Professor, Music Education

Eastman School of Music

Rochester, NY

Mark Williams, MM 1990

BS 1978, Millersville University (PA)

Choral Director, Pequea Valley High School

Kinzers, PA

Tim Korman, MM 1987

BS/BM 1984, Penn State University

Choral Director and General Music

Lyman C. Hunt Middle School

Burlington, VT

Dean Bisgrove, MM 1984

BM 1981, Grove City College (PA)

Director of Music, New Monmouth Baptist Church (ret.)

New Monmouth, NJ

Principal, Nut Swamp Elementary School

Middletown, NJ

Nathan Bramstedt, MM 2004

BME 2001, Illinois Wesleyan University

Choral Director, Metea Valley HS

Naperville, IL

Brett Dutton, MM 2002

BS 1999, Grove City College (PA)

Actuary, Reams Asset Management

Columbus, IN

Jose Delgado, MM 2000

BA 1996, Eastern Nazarene College (MA)

Free-lance Musician

Instructor, Emerson College

Framingham, MA

Molly Buzick Pontin, MM 1999

BA 1997, University of Denver (CO)

DMA-Orchestral Conducting, Univ. of Cal -Santa Barbara

Director of Community Arts Participation, Pacific Symphony

Santa Ana, CA

Dennis Malfatti, MM 1998

BM 1996, University of the Pacific (CA)

DMA-Choral Conducting, Louisiana State University

Director of Choral Activities, University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

Alex Hill, MM 1997

BM 1988, University of North Texas

Director of Music and Liturgy, St. Mark Catholic Church

Wilmington, NC

Russell Shelley, D.Ed. 1997

BS 1985, Baptist Bible College (PA)

MS 1986, Mansfield University (PA)

Director of Choral Activities, Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

Paul McPhail, MM 1996

BS 1993, University of Georgia

Mobile, AL

Libby S. Tilghman, MM 1996

BA 1986, Oberlin College (OH)

Admissions Coordinator, Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

Sherill Blodget, M.Ed. and certification 1996

BA 1990, Yale University (CT)

MM-Choral Conducting, University of Oregon

DMA-Choral Conducting, University of Arizona

Director of Choral Activities, Castleton State College

Castleton, VT

Timothy Shetler, MM 1982

BS 1980, Eastern Nazarene College (MA)

DMA-Choral Conducting, New England Conservatory

Director of Choral Activities, Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, MA

John Hylton, D.Ed. 1980

BS 1972, Gettysburg College (PA)

Dean Emeritus, College of Fine Arts and Communication

University of Missouri-St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Don B. Schade, MM 1978

BM 1976, Susquehanna University

Ph.D. Music Education, Penn State (student)

Harrisburg, PA

William E. Thomas, MFA 1974

BM 1972, Oberlin Conservatory

Conductor Emeritus, Cambridge Comm. Chorus (MA)

Dept. Chair, Phillips Academy Andover (MA) - retired

Lexington, KY - deceased

Daniel Graves, MA 1973

AB 1968, Dartmouth College

MM 1978,Westminster Choir College

Ph.D.-Music Education 1984, University of Connecticut

Professor Emeritus, Earlham College

Earlham, IN

John Haberlen, MEd. 1963

BS 1962, Penn State University

DMA-Choral Conducting, University of Illinois

Dean Emeritus, Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA